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Martin, Romana; Broadley, Tania – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
In an age of globalised learning and teaching, university education continues to extend beyond the classroom with students participating in rich learning opportunities designed to provide authentic learning experiences and foster an international perspective. Bridging the geographical divide between on campus, off campus, rural and remote learners…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Technology Uses in Education, Multicampus Colleges, Educational Innovation
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Lin, Jie – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Business English was officially approved to be an undergraduate major in China in 2007, which set off throughout China a boom of establishing Business English as undergraduate majors in educational institutions. Students swarm towards schools with Business English programs assuming their high job prospects after graduation. This study is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business English, Majors (Students), Urban Schools
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Downes, Natalie; Roberts, Philip – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
The staffing of rural, remote and isolated schools remains a significant issue of concern in Australian education. In this paper we provide a comprehensive account of the Australian research related to the staffing of rural schools post 2004. The review identifies the overarching themes of the opportunities and challenges of staffing rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Persistence, Preservice Teacher Education
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Rossiter, Rachel C.; Clarke, Deb K.; Shields, Linda – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Extensive international literature is available on aspects and impacts associated with students' transition from primary to secondary school. However, in regional and rural Australia, it is challenging for educators and healthcare professionals to ensure that interventions supporting the emotional wellbeing of students transitioning to secondary…
Descriptors: Well Being, Mental Health, Secondary School Students, Developmental Tasks
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Yang, Bai – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
This paper presents the Sichuan case study: Badi Primary School, a semi-agro-pastoral town primary school in Danba County of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province. Section 1 introduces the context of the town and the school. This is done by analyzing discourses of education policy in the town and the school. Through this analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Sino Tibetan Languages, Language Usage
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Qin, Lixia; Villarreal, Elsa – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Globally, much of the criticism has been directed at the quality of university-based teacher education in preparing teachers for impoverished schools. Drawing on data from an incentive program of teacher education in China, the authors comparatively investigated the field experiences of pre-service teachers from contrasting setting (urban and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Practicums
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Su, Xin; Harrison, Neil; Moloney, Robyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
The Inland Xinjiang Senior Secondary School Class Policy (Neidi Xinjiang Gaozhongban Zhengce, hereafter the Xinjiang Class Policy) was executed by China's Ministry of Education (MOE) in September 2000. It allows and funds middle school-aged students, mostly ethnic minorities from southern Xinjiang's impoverished rural and nomadic regions to attend…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boarding Schools, Well Being, Cultural Awareness
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Li, Yiran – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
In China's latest school funding reform, the central government remarkably increases input in basic education. However, this fiscal re-centralisation of education provision is implemented through a highly decentralised administration structure and yet local governments have long been criticised by the public for their inefficiency and misconduct.…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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Clothey, Rebecca; Otkur, Arafat; Morrison, Jeaná – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
This paper examines how rural origin combines with ethnicity as a factor in higher education access among one ethnic group, the Uyghur, a Muslim minority who mostly reside in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. As one of China's 55 officially recognized minority groups, many of whom reside in rural areas, Uyghurs make an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Youth, Muslims, Minority Group Students
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Downes, Natalie – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
In 2017, SPERA [Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia] members and supporters were surveyed on their views of rural education. Forty-two participants responded to the online survey through targeted and snowball recruitment. Participants shared their opinions of the main issues in rural education, the challenges facing rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational Quality
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Lavery, Shane; Cain, Glenda Belle; Hampton, Patrick – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore the potential of a service-learning immersion program to promote pre-service teachers' development of cultural competency in the area of Aboriginal education. That is, the research focused on ways the immersion program helped pre-service teachers (a) develop awareness of cultural implications in teaching in a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Cultural Awareness
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Jones, Tiffany – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
This paper considers the different experiences for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (GLBTIQ) students from rural and urban education contexts. It draws on data from three studies of GLBTIQ students I have conducted since 2010, including a 2010 online survey of 3,134 GLBTIQ students in which one fifth came from rural areas; a…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Rural Urban Differences, LGBTQ People
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Ajayi, Stephen Oluwatoyin; Olatunji, Oluwole Alfred – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
Nigeria's Universal Basic Education program massifies access to education. School enrolment numbers have risen consistently. However, pre-existing issues have often diminished the incentive to achieve the greater goals of massification efforts. This study investigates teachers' intentions to quit; to wit, the relationship between turnover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, High School Teachers
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Stevens, Ken – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
In the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, rural schools are increasingly organised within digital environments, facilitating synergy between in-service and pre-service teachers. The integration of educational theory and teaching practice that is integral to the preparation of teachers for initial positions in rural schools is also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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Van Gelderen, Ben – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
"Growing Our Own" is an innovative and unique program for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in the remote Northern Territory. As a partnership between Catholic Education, Northern Territory (CENT) and Charles Darwin University (CDU), lecturers travel to remote Indigenous communities to deliver unit content to local 'Assistant Teachers'…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Indigenous Populations, Preservice Teacher Education, Geographic Isolation
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